Memoirs From a Burn 2019.08.29

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Memoirs From a Burn 2019.08.29

Memoirs From a Burn

8.29.2019 (Thursday: The man burns in three days)

We have moved. This instability is very shocking to me. I had found quiet(er) places to engage with the routines I have at home: Meditating and Yoga. My more in depth movement practice is tricker to engage with here because of my own personal social anxieties. I spent four years at a conservatory avoiding practicing the violin in practice rooms when certain people were around because I felt judged (even when I was the only one doing the judging). 

I will be able to maintain the routine I’ve developed, we aren’t far from our old camp.

I am well, I am breathing and I am well

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The black water in the RV is full…

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Union; Yoga; Systasis

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Union; Yoga; Systasis

Systasis: A setting together, a union. 

This beautiful word was first posited by Jean Gebser: a philosopher, linguist and poet of the mid-20th century. Combining words such as system and stasis in what I see as an attempt to encourage a practice of integrating systems as opposed to creating new and better reductions of the whole they intend to model…

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Memoirs From a Burn 2019.08.28

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Memoirs From a Burn 2019.08.28

Memoirs From a Burn 

8.28.2019 (Wednesday: The man burns in four days)

I’m laying in a hammock on my perch high above the spectacle that is Burning Man.

Today was the third day of this reality. I’m adapting and also heavily long for the life I have left behind for this experience…

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Memoirs From a Burn 2019.08.24

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Memoirs From a Burn 2019.08.24

Memoirs From a Burn

2019.08.24 (Reno, Nevada: 2 days before arriving at Burning Man)

Travel and accommodation complications have continued and changed, delaying departure plans. I am using grounding tools/totems; tapping into beautiful memories, releasing aggression, transformation embraced and remembering self-annihilation overcome. Listening to Debussy, Dillinger Escape Plan, Cory Allen, Tool, This Will Destroy You and remembering the words of Bjork and how grateful I am to escape into an auditory wonderland…

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Memoirs From a Burn: 2019.08.23

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Memoirs From a Burn: 2019.08.23

Memoirs From a Burn

2019.08.23 (Departing Philadelphia)

At the center of my circumstances with a full and heavy heart. I soar through the air and notice this momentary and yet overwhelming lack of stability. Having felt love in its many forms: physical touch, quality time, words of affirmation, gifts and acts of service, it feels ungrounding to fly away from the places warmth and acceptance are present…

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Answering “The Myth’s That Make Us” Podcast Questions:

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Answering “The Myth’s That Make Us” Podcast Questions:

I’ve been enjoying pondering the “rapid fire” questions on Erick Godsey asks to close his podcast “The Myth’s That Make Us” and decided to enjoy my preference of slow paced environments to answer them while being publicly vulnerable behind the protection of flowery verbiage:

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Life Philosophy:

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Who Are You?

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Who Are You?

I found myself cringing while re-reading my response to the question “Who are you?” from an instagram post I made the other day:

Who Are You?:

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What Should I Feel?

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What Should I Feel?

What should I feel?

It is a question every Yoga teacher gets asked and sometimes we foolishly and audaciously give an answer. Any therapist who tells their patient what they “should feel” would be overstepping their role in supporting a healing process toward self reliance but we speak to sensation in the body in absolutes all the time.

“Here is what you should feel”

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